Greece officially adopts EU rulebook on divorce

The European Commission on Monday approved Greece’s decision to join the 15 countries that already abide by EU rules, in place since June 2012, allowing international couples to select which nation’s law applies to their divorce or legal separation.

Under the regulation, couples of different nationalities can agree in advance which law would apply in the event of divorce. In case a couple cannot agree, judges have a common formula for deciding which country’s law applies.